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North America, United States, Alaska, Chisana Mountains

Chisana Mountains. My wife Lena and I climbed in this range, some 70 miles south of the Alaska Highway, close to the Yukon border, to which we had access by plane. It is a nice wilderness area but not too interesting from a climbing point of view. The mountains rise to 7000-8500 feet with a rise of 3000-4000 feet. The rock is generally loose; there are a few small glaciers. On August 10, 1971 we climbed P 7770, north of Chavolda Creek. On August 13 we climbed P 8200, south of Chathenda Creek, via the short but difficult north glacier and west summit. This is probably the sharpest peak of the region.

Anders Karlkvist, Svenska FjÀllklubben